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What's Next: Essays on Geopolitics That Matter (A Penguin Special from Portfolio) [Kindle Edition]

Ian Bremmer , Douglas Rediker
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Book Description

From the world’s leading experts on geopolitical risk, a guide to the major global issues and policies sure to dominate headlines in the next few years.

In the last four years, the world has suffered a financial market meltdown and subsequent global recession. The eurozone crisis looms, the Middle East is in turmoil, and a shifting power balance between emerging markets and developed economies is reordering the global economy as a whole. Political and economic challenges intertwine now more than ever before, as the demands of local politics and global business grow increasingly complex and begin to conflict in new ways. Facing these new challenges, what will the future hold?

Ian Bremmer and Douglas Rediker, together with experts, analysts, and many of their colleagues from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk, analyze these global issues and provide a template to understand how they will change our world in the next few years. Focusing on the most volatile, powerful, or misunderstood developments, the authors examine, among other topics: 
  • The risks to the International Monetary Fund
  • Russia’s future
  • The roles of emerging markets
  • The political roots of the eurozone crisis
  • Important trends and tensions in Asia-Pacific
  • The rise of regionalism in the wake of fracturing international governance

Most importantly, the contributors provide guidance on how to understand some of the key dynamics in the rapidly evolving global game.

Product Details

  • File Size: 383 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (November 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up November 27, 2012
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I've always been a fan of Ian Bremmer, so I stumbled across this new work of his while looking through his twitter feed. At less than $0.50 a chapter, I thought it worth buying just to read the one on Russia (which is my area of expertise). I thought What's Next was worth the buy for that chapter alone--but ended up leafing through the entire book and finding it very compelling and clear. Considering how complex some of these issues are, I thought the authors on the whole did a great job of articulating what the risks are-- and WHY these topics are the `Geopolitics that Matter.'

Just for your reference, the chapters are as follows-- two on Europe, one on Russia, one on the Middle East, one on Asia Pacific, one on US foreign policy, and one on Afghanistan. The last chapter is a broader, more global piece on regionalism. If any one of these topics interest you, I'd say go for it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Around the World in Nine Essays November 21, 2012
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'What's Next' is a fascinating compilation of the various international challenges that we currently face. While each chapter is a standalone essay with a different author on a disparate topic, together they form a neat constellation of the under-appreciated risks we should watch out for around the world. From Afghanistan or Russia to more macro concepts like emerging markets risk or the evolution of US economic statecraft, 'What's Next' had a textbook quality, with an engaging 'short story' format as it jumps from one topic to another. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in policy or prediction on foreign affairs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good overview September 20, 2013
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The book summarize the short term geopolitical stuff ahead, the best part of it it's the analysis of the european funds , the rest of the book it's ok but if you follow the news it won't add much data.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Overview February 7, 2014
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This book is a solid overview, especially for someone new to the topic. Didn't go quite as deep as I would have liked, but a good volume overall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars December 14, 2014
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A good read on some inye resting topics.
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